The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

What God creates is good and is the hallmark of everything He does. God’s creation is never faulty or substandard but always good like Himself. Nahum 1:The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. [1] The idea that God creates good things gives us insight into the Lord and His creation. His creation is good, from the smallest atomic particle to the most prominent star.

We may, as people, build things, but no matter how hard we try, they are never perfect, but with God, everything is good. The first mention of God’s creation being good is in Genesis 1:5, where the Lord created light and declared it good. Each day of creation, the Lord called all that He did good. At the end of the sixth day, the Lord summarizes all He created, saying it was very good. When I contemplate the goodness of God’s creation, it results in praise.    

A Solution for Humanity’s Corruption

God created humankind who was good and without sin. One of the qualities God gave humanity was free will, allowing them to love God or not. In Genesis, perfect people fell into temptation and sinned against God. What would God do to restore humanity so they could fulfill the plans He has for them?

In God’s infinite wisdom, our good God would send a Savior. Although it would be thousands of years between the fall of Adam and Eve and the coming of Jesus, the Lord said He would come. Galatians 4:But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law so that he could adopt us as his very own children.[2] As the good shepherd, the Lord calls people to place their faith in Him as their Savior, but we have free will to refuse the gift of salvation. The Lord restores those who put their trust in Jesus.

Heaven is Good

Not only did God create everything on earth, but He also created the heavens. God made a unique home for those who die in the faith. Can you imagine living in a perfect place with the Lord, angels, and every person of faith? We will indeed experience heaven, which is always good.

We cannot make ourselves good, but through faith in Jesus, the Lord can restore us. Faith is the Lord’s gift to us. Ephesians 2:8God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. [3] Lord, thank You for Your restoration.

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Tyndale House Publishers.

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